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98-Year-Old Mother Moved Into A Retirement Home To Take Care Of Her 80-Year-Old Son

Date December 27, 2018 17:37

Moving into a nursing home can be a very hard decision, but sometimes people just have no choice due to health problems. Living in a care home have advantages and disadvantages. One of the most important problems is loneliness. More than 80% of older care home residents with mental health problems said they felt lonely in their nursing home. But what can be done to reduce negative consequences? This amazing story gives us an example of mother's love.

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Tom's inspiring story 

This heartwarming story started in 2016. At that time, Tom Keating, an 80-year-old man, became a resident of the Moss View Nursing Home in Huyton, Liverpool. The senior man couldn't live independently, he needed special care, so it was the only option for him.

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A year later, his mother Ada, a 98-year-old woman, decided to join him. She moved into the same nursing home to care for her eldest son. For Tom Keating who had never married and had always lived with Ada, it was a very pleasant surprise.  

The mom and son, both from Wavertree, were inseparable. They enjoyed spending time together playing or watching Emmerdale, their favorite soap opera.

Ada said:

I say good night to Tom in his room every night and I say hello to him every morning. When I go to the hairdresser, he waits for me to return and when I come back, he approaches me, his arms extended, and gives me a big hug. "We never stop being a mother!"

Ada and Tom have other relatives. Ada's granddaughter, Debi, and other family members often visit them in their nursing home. They are very happy that Ada and Tom can be together again.

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This is a great example of a dedicated mother who does not abandon her children no matter what. This is a touching lesson on love and compassion. Mother's love is the best medicine. Do you agree? 

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