‘There’s No Parting Them’ Mum, 98, Moves Into Same Care Home As 80-Year-Old Son To Look After Him

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A 98-year-old mum has moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son.

Ada Keating and her son Tom are inseparable and love spending time together playing a game or watching Emmerdale.

They share a special relationship as Tom never married and has always lived with Ada.

Tom became a resident at the Moss View care home in Liverpool in 2016 because he required more care and support.

And now just over a year later his mum has moved into the same home to help look after her eldest child, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Ada Keating, 98, and her son Tom, 80, are inseparable at the care home (Image: Liverpool Echo)
Tom never married and has always lived with his mum (Image: Liverpool Echo)
Tom and Ada with family members at the care home (Image: Liverpool Echo)
Ada said: “I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him.“I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast.

“When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back.

“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.”

The mum moved into the care home this year to look after her son (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Tom said: “They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here.

“She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself!’”

Ada and late husband Harry had four children – Tom, Barbara, Margi and Janet, who died at the age of 13.

Before his retirement Tom was a painter and decorator. Ada was an auxiliary nurse at the former Mill Road Hospital.

Ada and Tom are inseparable, say the care home’s manager (Image: Liverpool Echo)
Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham and other members of the family are regular visitors to the care home, and say they are happy Ada and Tom can be together again.Debi said: “There’s no parting them. It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7.”

Care home manager Philip Daniels said: “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.

“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.”