Mother joined the 80-year-old old man, but not at all because of senile infirmity.
After eight decades of life, it is difficult to expect a riot of strength and excellent health from the human body. Therefore, 80-year-old Tom Keating in 2016 became a patient in a nursing home in Liverpool, UK. And a year later, his mother joined him, but not at all because of senile infirmity. Ada, 98, volunteered to care for her son, who needed extra help due to health issues.
Some might call Tom a “mama’s boy” and that’s partly true. The man never married in his life, he spent most of the years next to his mother. Why is no longer important, but no one can deny that there is a close, incredibly strong connection between them. The only problem is that at 80, Tom is already decrepit and suffers from senile dementia. But Ada, at 98, can easily cook breakfast for two in the morning, tidy up, go shopping and remember to remind her son to button up all the buttons on his shirt.
Ada Keating worked as an assistant nurse all her life, she had four children and many grandchildren. They themselves take care of their parents, but Tom was lonely. The former artist and decorator can only rely on his mother – he needs special care, which the shelter employees simply have no time to spend time and effort on. Yes, and no need, all experts admitted that these two perfectly complement each other and, in fact, they do not need other help.