There is nothing more beautiful and special than the love a mother has for her children, and this story is the perfect example of this strong bond. Ada Keating, 98, has decided to stay by the side of her son Tom, 80, in Moss View care home in Liverpool to take care of him, and they’re perfectly doing good together.
Ada and her late husband Harry had four children – Tom, Barbara, Margi and Janet, who passed away when she was only 13 years old. Their son Tom had the job of a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services, then located on Prescot Road. In 2016, Tom needed help and support, so he became a resident at Moss View.
Ada and her son can’t stay away from each other and love spending time together – especially playing games and watching Emmerdale. “I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him,” Ada, a former auxiliary nurse, said. “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.”
Tom is happy with how things are going as well. “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!’”
“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,” manager of the facility, 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.”
As Ada said, “You never stop being a mum.”
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