Our Team Outside the Home

About Templeton House

Templeton House Care Home is located on the attractive southwest coast of Ayr, Scotland. Our home has been created with residents in mind, providing both accessible facilities and comfortable accommodation for up to 69 residents. Templeton House Care Home provides residents with luxury setting enabling them to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life, with facilities such as a cinema room, hair salon, and excellent outside spaces to name a few.

Our entire ethos revolves around the word ‘home.’ It’s essential that our care home feels like home and provides everything residents could ever need to feel at ease and content in calling Templeton House their home. The small things in life are just as important as the bigger ones, such as family meals in a private dining room or reading a book in a comfortable armchair, that’s why these attributes can make all the difference.

Expectations Are Exceeded

The staff at Templeton House Care Home strive to provide all of our residents with a pleasant, caring, and luxury environment. We recognise that we can only achieve this by fully understanding and listening to our residents’ thoughts and interests. Our home, we feel, is more than just a care facility; it is a community that provides an inviting and charming setting allowing everyone to enjoy an enriched lifestyle all year round.

Prior to admission, our Home Manager will meet with residents and their families to discuss their needs and requirements, as well as provide more information about living at Templeton House Care Home. We recognise how important it is when deciding to move into a new home, which is why we offer a trial stay period for potential residents and their friends and family to evaluate our services. We are happy to offer exceptional Nursing, Residential, Dementia, and Respite Care, all of which is completely individualised for each resident and designed with nothing but care and concern for their needs.

We provide extraordinary levels of person-centered care and the highest possible quality of life. We strive to provide our residents with everything they need to live an exciting and varied way of life every day at Templeton House Care Home. From inviting entertainment into the home for an afternoon, to creative arts & crafts, to enjoying our purpose-built cinema room, there’s something for every preference.

A Superior Quality of Living

At Templeton House Care Home, we are completely committed to the health, well-being, and interests of all of our residents. We want to provide a lifestyle that allows people to maintain their freedom while also experiencing a high standard of living. Our expert team takes pleasure in providing the best service possible. We recognise that some of our residents come to us merely to enjoy a new way of life, free of the stress, housework and maintenance, while others require a little more assistance and care. Our Activity Coordinators work hard to ensure that there are plenty of things to do and activities to participate in, in order to achieve a perfect lifestyle balance.

Resident and Staff Smiling
Indoor Pool Game

Care and Well-being as a Whole

Templeton House Care Home offers high-quality nursing, residential, dementia, and respite care in purpose-built facilities. Our approach, on the other hand, goes beyond simply providing care needs; it’s about looking after our residents’ overall health, well-being, and interests. We work together with residents and their families to establish a complete care package, and we are incredibly proud of the superb care that our staff continue to provide. There is no shortage of things to do thanks to our impressive amenities and activities programme. Life is intended to be enjoyed to the fullest no matter what capabilities you have or age you are.

Indoor Games
Nurse Writing up Care Plan on Laptop

Meet The Team

  • Home Manager

    Donna Walker

    Donna has worked in the private healthcare sector for over 15 years and started her journey as a care assistant. She quickly realised her passion for caring for the elderly and went on to achieve a BSC in adult nursing, graduating from University of West of Scotland in 2010. Donna has always worked in care homes since qualifying and has been in home management for over 4 years now. It is her belief that behind every good manager is a good team, and if the team are happy it will transpire throughout the home creating both a positive working environment for the team but also an environment where residents choose to live, and relatives are comfortable leaving their loved ones.  Donna and her team at Templeton House strive to ensure that our residents receive outcome focussed care in a warm and friendly environment allowing them to embrace real quality of life.

  • Deputy Manager

    Dana Gilchrist

    Dana gained her nursing qualification in 2010 and prior to this was a physiotherapist working in an outpatient department for 4 years. Since gaining her qualification, she has worked in several roles in care homes before joining the team here at Templeton House in July 2020. During her time here she has had the pleasure of caring for many wonderful residents and enjoys the challenges and variety that each day brings. She also enjoys being part of a friendly, dynamic team.

  • Team Leader

    Angela Heaver

    Angela joined Templeton House almost 3 years ago, initially as a care assistant and has quickly progressed through the ranks into a team leader role. Angela enjoys working at Templeton House because of the positive attitude of the team and how this reflects in the care that the wonderful residents receive. She loves that there is always lots of activities for the residents, which her and the team are happy to join in with, and the residents teach her a lot along the way.

  • Home Administrator

    Cara Westcott

    Cara started in Templeton House in August 2017 as a receptionist then took over the role of home administrator in January 2018. She enjoys every minute at Templeton House, spending time with the wonderful residents and being part of a valued team.

  • Receptionist

    Christine Donnelly

    Christine enjoys working at Templeton House and has been part of the team for 4 years. She loves that no two days are ever the same and the versatility of her role. Christine particularly enjoys interacting with the residents and welcoming their families into the home.

  • Head Housekeeper

    Morag Kerr

    Morag joined Templeton House in November 2020 and really enjoys her job, taking pride in what she does every day. Morag loves that Templeton House is a happy home with lovely residents and team.

  • Head Chef

    Charlie McLuckie

    Charlie has been a chef for over 43 years with experience of working in a variety of hotels, restaurants and offshore. Charlie has been at Templeton House now for 2 years and thoroughly enjoys his job creating delicious meals for the residents.

  • Maintenance


    I am the maintenance operative at Templeton House and my job is to keep the building fabrics, fittings and equipment in good working order and condition. Before coming to Templeton House, I worked n several different job roles with care home settings over the last 5 years. I am a painter and decorator to trade and love that I can continue to use my skills in my current role.  I love working here and getting to know and spend time with all the residents.

High Standards of Comprehensive Care

Our top priority is to provide our residents with the finest possible life, both in terms of accommodation and support. Our team will do all they can from the moment you arrive to ensure that your stay is pleasant, comfortable and worthwhile. We recognise the significance of adjusting into a new home, which is why residents, and their loved ones meet with their dedicated staff member within the first 24 hours of arrival to discuss a care plan and any special requirements. Templeton House Care Home is set in a beautiful location and the whole team goes out of their way to ensure everyone feels appreciated.

Resident on a Walk