A 98-year-old mother left her home for a retirement home, the reason is very touching!

The story of this 98-year-old mother and her 80-year-old son is proof that a mother’s love knows no bounds. Ada Keating and her son were inseparable. Even at her age, Tom Keating’s mother still felt the need to take care of her son. He’s even there moved to the same nursing home for Tom to stay close to him. A touching story between a mother and daughter with a special bond.

A close relationship between mother and son

Ada Keating, 98, was a former practical nurse. His son, Tom Keating, works as a painter and decorator. Tom Keating is the son eldest of four siblings. He is the only son of Ada and her late husband, Harry.

The other children are Barbara, Margi and Janet who died at the age of 13. In 2016, Tom Keating, who was unmarried, need more help. So he had to move to a retirement home in Liverpool.

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All his life he lived with his mother who had a special relationship with him. Almost a year after the transfer, his mother, who especially close to him, wanted to be by his side. So he decided to join her at Moss View retirement home in Huyton.

The mother wanted to continue take care of his son. Joining him, Ada can continue to speak “good night” of his son in his room every night. In the morning, the 98-year-old mother did not fail to speak “hello” to his son.

Ada always tells her son when he came down for breakfast. When she went to the hairdresser, Tom waited for her until she returned.

“When I came back, he came to me with his arms outstretched and hugged me tightly. You never stop being a mother,” said Ada Keating.

The son was happy in his mother’s presence

According to Tom Keating, the staff at the retirement home are pleasant. Since the arrival of Ada, the octogenarian has been happier than everevery day he sees his mother. As a mother remains a mother, Ada is always taken care of by her beloved son. He even happened to correct it when necessary.

“He took good care of me. Sometimes he tells me: ‘Stay,'” said Tom.

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Ada’s granddaughter, Debi Higham and other members of the Keating family always go to the retirement home to visit them. The latter is also happy to see them living together.

According to Debi, Ada and Tom inseparable. The family was reassured to see that both were being cared for 24/7. Philip Daniels, the director of Moss view retirement home was delighted to welcome Tom and Ada.

According to him, it is rare to see a mother and her son in the same retirement residence. The director was even happy to allow Ada and her son spend more time together.

“We are very happy that we met their needs”, explained Philip Daniel.

The latter said it was touching to watch the close relationship between Tom and Ada. The story of Tom and Ada reminds us of three non-genarian sisters who lived in the same nursing home. An opportunity to exchange old memories between sisters.

The three brothers meet again

For two years, the three sisters live separately in different nursing homes. The lack of space prevented them from living in the same residence for retirees. After a long time away from each other, they met in the same nursing home in Poligny (Jura).

In 2021, Denise Marchioni (99 years old), Odile Chauvin (95 years old) and Colette Dobez (91 years old) moved under the same roof. Non-genarian sisters spend their time together in remembrance.

“Our father took us to the farm to work with the cows,” one of them recalled.

The latter all have their certificate of study. Denise would have gotten hers at age 11. The three siblings cannot continue their studies because their parents can’t.

The 3 brothers
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They said they had a good life, but it was hard to work. This grandmother has three brothers who have all left and their mother died at the age of 95.

“Our mother is old and so are we! one of the sisters said funny.

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