A 98-Year-Old Mom Joins His 80-Year-Old Son In A Retirement Home

Nothing is stronger than the love of a mother to her child. This story is a perfect example of how strong the bond of a mother and a child is. A mom named Ada Keating, 98 has joined her eldest son Tom, 80, In Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool in 2016 to look after him because he needed more care and support and they are happy to be with each other and get along perfectly fine. It only took one year before she decides that she needed to be with her son that is why she moved into the care home herself.


Ada and her late husband Harry had four children -Tom, Barbara, Margi and Janet, who died only at thirteen. Tom works as a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services before his
Retirement, it is then located on Prescot Road. He becomes a resident in Moss View because he needs more support.


Ada is originally from Wavertree and her bond with her son is very special. Tom lives with his beloved mother for his entire life and he never gets married. He is the eldest son and it is obvious that Tom is especially close to his mom.

“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him,”.They are inseparable and love spending time together, -especially playing games and watching Emmerdale. Ada is a former auxiliary nurse she said that “When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back. He always gives me a big sweet hug.



Tom is very happy because things are going well. Everyone is good and kind here, and I am very happy to see my mum more often.

She is very good at looking after him. And sometimes she even says “Behave Yourself”.

Philip Daniels, the care home manager, told the Echo that the pair are inseparable and It’s not common to see a mom and a son together in one shelter. They both share all the love and care. Ada said that this story proves that the love of a mother will not stop until his last breath.

Cover Photo Credit: FaithPot