A 98-year-old mother moved into a nursing home to care for her 80-year-old son

A 98-year-old woman has moved into a nursing home after feeling her 80-year-old son needed more care and support.

Ada Keating has decided to join her son Tom, who has been living in a nursing home in the town of Huyton since 2016.

Tom never married, all this time living almost inseparably with his mother, at home they spent time playing different games or watching the soap opera Emmerdale Farm.

Ada says, “Every night I say ‘Goodnight’ to Tom, and when I wake up, ‘Good morning’. Don’t forget to tell him I’m going to lunch. »

A 98-year-old mother moved into a nursing home to care for her 80-year-old son

“When I go out to the hairdresser, he looks for me to see when I get back. On my return, he greets me with outstretched arms for a hug. You never stop being a mom. »

Tom says: “I feel very good here and I’m happy to see my mother more often, because now she lives here. She takes good care of me.” Until his retirement, Tom was an artist and decorator. Ada also worked as a nurse.

A 98-year-old mother moved into a nursing home to care for her 80-year-old son

Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham and other family members who attend Page Moss Lane nursing home say they are happy that Ada and Tom can be together again.

“It’s good that they don’t separate. We are encouraged that they consistently receive 24/7 appropriate care,” says Debi.

A 98-year-old mother moved into a nursing home to care for her 80-year-old son

The employees of the institution also do not object to the fact that mother and son live together, moreover, they are amazed at the strength of their bond and the trepidation with which they treat each other.

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