Carer Moves Into Care Home To Care For Her Caree

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A new one ... today's Independent ... mother aged 98 / son aged 80 :


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 26176.html


Mother aged 98 moves into care home to look after 80-year-old son.

Ada Keating and her son Tom have moved into Moss View Care Home in Liverpool.


A 98-year-old mother has moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son.

Ada Keating and her son, Tom, have always lived together as Mr Keating never married.

He moved into the Moss View Care Home in Liverpool in 2016 because he needed more care and support and one year later his mother followed to help look after her eldest son, the Liverpool Echo reported.

“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him,” Ms Keating, a former auxiliary nurse, said.

“When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug. You never stop being a mum.”

Mr Keating, who was a painter and decorator, said he was happy to have his mother at the care home.

“They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here.”

Care home manager Philip Daniels said the pair are inseparable. “It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible,” he told the Echo.


A case of total devotion ... many will empathize with the mother.
As you say, very heartwarming. She was only 18 when she gave birth......

It's a strange set up, but there you go, in the end, it's the love that counts.

I hope that when the end does come for both of them, that it is not far apart....
A true symbolic relationship ... one coexisting with the other ... still to be featured in any academic textbook.

Short of being physically joined together , living their lives as one.

Many lone carers will relate to that ... I for one in my caring days.