Ada Keating, 98 years old, originally from Wavertree, England, moved into a Liverpool care home to take care of her 80-year-old son, Tom Keating.
Tom is Ada’s eldest child, he never married and lived with Ada for most of his life.
In 2016, Tom was no longer able to properly care for himself and became a resident at Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool. Just over a year later, Ada missed being with him so much that she decided to move in as well.
“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, ” Ada said to the Liverpool Echo. “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.”
“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!’” Tom said.
Ada and Tom are inseparable and love spending time together playing games or watching Emmerdale.
Tom was a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services. Ada was an auxiliary nurse at the former Mill Road Hospital. She had four children with her late husband Harry. They are originally from Wavertree, England.
Ada’s family are regular visitors to the care home, and they are happy Ada and Tom can be together again.
“There’s no parting them! It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7,” Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham 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,” Care home manager Philip Daniels said. “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.”