98-Year-Old Mother Moves Into Care Home To Look After Her 80-Year-Old Son

The loss of a mother can never be replaced. but the love of a mother can never be lost.

-Kelly Flannery.

Ada keating a 98 years-old mum  has moved into Moss view  care home in liverpool to look after her eldest son 80-years-old Tom who has been living there since 2016.

The mother and her son, originally from wavertree, are inseparable and love spending time together watching Emmerdale the most of the time and playing games.


The mum and here son Tom share a special relationship, they have always lived together as Mr Keating never married, you can see the warmth and closeness  between the two as they discuss their daily routine:

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 when I’m coming down for breakfast. when I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m going back, when i go back he receive me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug.”

When the Liverpool Echo asked Ada about the unusual arrangement between her and her son she responded, “you never stop being a mum.”.

Tom was a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services, and his mom Adda was an auxiliary nurse.

Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham and other members of the family are regular visitors to the care home on Page Moss Lane, and say they are happy Ada and Tom can be together again

Philip Daniels, care home manager, told the Liverpool Echo:

“it’s very touching to see the close relationship both tom and Ada, and it’s also very rare to see mothers and their children in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible.”



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