A 98-year-old mother has moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son, as she felt her son needed more support and care.

Ada Keating decided to join her eldest son Tom at Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool, where he has been living since 2016.


Tom Keating was a retired painter and decorator. He was never married and always lived with his mother, Ada. He was shifted to Moss View care home, Huyton because of his infirm health, according to the British newspaper,  Liverpool Echo.

Ada and her husband Harry had four children, Tom, Barbara, Margi, and Janet. Janet died at the age of 13. Ada has worked as an auxiliary nurse at the former Mill Road hospital.

Ada and Tom, originally from Wavertree, share a very special bond. They are inseparable and love spending time together playing a game or watching Emmerdale.


“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him.” Ada was quoted as saying to Liverpool Echo.

“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,” She added.

Tom, who is extremely happy to have his mother around him all day, told Liverpool Echo,” I am happy to see her around all day and spend time with her.”

Care home manager Philip Daniels who is overwhelmed said the pair’s relationship has warmed hearts around the home.

 “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,” he was quoted as saying.

“They are inseparable”


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