Mom Moved Into Rest Home To Look After 80-Year-Old Son
May 23, 2020
They say that a mother's love knows no bounds. This 98-year mom is proof of that sentiment.
When Ada Keating's 80-year-old son entered a Senior Care home in Liverpool, England back in 2016, the 98-year-old just knew she had to be close to him — so she moved in.
According to The Liverpool Echo, Tom moved into the Moss View care home in Huyton because he needed additional care. It only took a little over one year before Ada decided that she also needed to be with her son and she moved into the care home herself.
Originally from Wavertree, the mom and son duo share a special bond. The two spend their days playing games or watching Emmerdale, a telivison drama.
Even in the care home, Ada still embraces her duties as a mother.
“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him," She told the publication. “I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast."
When Ada goes to get her hair done, Tom is always waiting to greet with a big hug upon her return. Tom also quipped that his mom is still always looking out for him and telling him to behave himself.
Ada and her late husband, Harry, raised four children together. Ada worked as an auxiliary nurse at the former Mill Road Hospital prior to retirement while Tom was a painter and decorator, according to The Liverpool Echo.
Ada's granddaughter Debi Higham is a regular visitor, along with the rest of their family.
“There’s no parting them," said Debi. “It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7.”
Ada and Tom's care home manager, Philip Daniels, highlighted the fact that it's very rare to see mothers and children in the same retirement home. But that gives Daniels and his staff all the more reason to make their stay extra special.
"[...W]e certainly want to make their time together as special as possible," Daniels told the publication. “They are inseparable.”
By watching the video, it becomes clear that the love of a parent never goes away. What do you think of Ada and Tom's touching story? Let us know and pass this on to your friends and family members to brighten their day.