How far this mum, 98, went to take care of 80-year-old son

"YOU never stop being a mum!"

They were the words of 98-year-old mother Ada Keating after she moved in to a care home to look after her 80-year-old son in England.

Ada's son, Tom, who had lived with his mother for his entire life, moved into the Moss View care home in Huyton last year after needing more professional support.

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But the separation - the duo have been described as "inseparable" - proved too much for Ada and she relocated to Moss View just over a year later to help look after her eldest son.   

"I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I'll go and say good morning to him," Ada told the Liverpool Echo.

"I'll tell him I'm coming down for breakfast.

"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."

Ada and her late husband Harry had four children - Tom, sisters Barbara, Margi and Janet. Janet, tragically, died at the age of 13.

Debi Higham, Ada's granddaughter, joked about special bond between mother and son but admitted it was a relief they were both in good hands at Moss View.

"It's reassuring for us that they're both getting looked after 24/7."


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