Stepping Stones operates intimate, high-quality private nursing homes with 24/7 specialized healthcare and residential services to elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. With its personalized approach, Stepping Stones increases the quality of life of its residents significantly.The Gilde investment enabled Stepping Stones to become the first national chain of private nursing homes specialized in dementia in the Netherlands.
After the acquisition of Stepping Stones, Gilde has been actively involved with its Netherlands-wide expansion. The company has grown by buying and developing existing real estate, building new locations, as well as acquiring and integrating smaller competitors. Under Gilde ownership the company grew to 12 locations. In 2019 Stepping Stones was sold to Korian group, a European leader in elderly care.