Tom worked as a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services before his retirement, and Ada worked as an auxiliary nurse at Mill Road Hospital before she retired.
It's true what they say. A mother will never stop caring for their child, no matter what situation they may be in themselves. A 98-year-old woman made headlines when she decided to move into the same care home her 80-year-old son was staying at in order to look after him. Ada Keating took it upon herself to take care of her son Tom Keating, who had taken up residence at Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool, back in 2016 as he was in need of additional care and support, according to Daily Mail.
Once you are a mom, you are a mom for the rest of your life, and 98-year-old Ada Keating is living proof. The Liverpool native just moved into her 80-year-old son Tom's nursing home to help take care of him.https://t.co/M6VMsZevvF— Muhammad Rao Simasalam (@MuhammadRao86) December 23, 2018
A year later, Ada decided to move into the same facility so she could keep an eye out for her eldest son and help him if needed. Now that they're together, the mother and son spend all their time together, playing games or watching Emmerdale. Ada and Tom hail from Wavertree and the two of them share a very special bond as Tom has never been married and has spent all his time with his mother. According to Babble, Ada says the one thing we all know to be true, “You never stop being a mum.”
They have their own routine, practiced and perfected for years. "I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I'll go and say good morning to him," she said. "I'll tell him I'm coming down for breakfast." She also revealed that they still loved each other deeply after all these years. "When I go out to the hairdressers he'll look for me to see when I'm coming back," she said. You'll always be a kid to your mom, even if you're old and responsible enough to take care of yourself.
"When I get back he'll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug. You never stop being a mum." Tom added, "They're very good here and I'm happy to see my mum more now she lives here. Sometimes she'll say 'behave yourself.' She's very good at looking after me." Ada and her late husband Harry had four children, with Tom being the eldest. The others were all daughters, Barbara, Margi, and Janet who passed away at 13.
Tom worked as a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services before his retirement, and Ada worked as an auxiliary nurse at Mill Road Hospital before she retired. Now, their family members are regular visitors at the home and they are delighted that Ada has been reunited with her son Tom. Ada's granddaughter Debi Higham is a regular visitor to the home and she's beyond happy that the two of them are back together.
In one of the homes for the elderly Liverpool lives 98-year-old Ada Keating (Ada Keating) and her 80-year-old eldest son Tom. pic.twitter.com/n69XSmgK85— rajiv (@rajbindas86) November 2, 2017
She said, "There's no parting them. It's reassuring for us that they're both getting looked after 24/7." The manager of the care home, Philip Daniels, also revealed how sweet it was to have them both together. "It's very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs," he revealed. "It's very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible. They are inseparable."
T1: A 98-year-old woman from England has reportedly moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son. Ada Keating and her son Tom, w— Rishijeet Mishra (@rishijeetmishra) October 31, 2017
Dianne Elmes commented: Just proves, no matter how old your children are you never stop worrying and loving them, unconditionally. Such a lovely story. You never stop being a mum. Best wishes to them both. Bonnie Marshall Kollorz added: Just proves you never know how the events of life will unfold. Treat your Mom's with love, you may need them again in your lifetime. 98 and still spunky!!!
"Once you are a mom, you are a mom for the rest of your life, and 98-year-old Ada Keating is living proof. The Liverpool native just moved into her 80-year-old son Tom's nursing home to help take care of him." https://t.co/S0ZgCZ6l3W #Ageing #Mothers— Right at Home Int'l (@RightatHomeIntl) November 27, 2018
Annelie Jane shared her own experience: I worked in a nursing home where they was this man with dementia and it was quite progressed and I spoke to the lady next to him and she said this is my son. Was so sweet but so sad. Abdullahi M. Mohamed didn't quite agree: What's wrong with Western societies, why would my parents be taken to a care home while I am alive. Don't these elderly people have grown up children to take care of them? I am totally baffled as to why any one would send their parents who took care of them in their childhood to care homes when they are old and need their children. What's the point of giving birth to children if they won't help you in old age!!!