Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

Find information and forms for changing ownership of an Assisted Living Residence (ALR)
An Application for Certification must be submitted to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at least 30 days before the transfer of ownership interest.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

The Details of Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

What you need for Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

  • Signed and notarized Seller Transfer of Ownership Notification
  • Signed and notarized Buyer Transfer of Ownership Notification
  • Application for Certification (Certification is non-transferable and must be newly certified with a change in ownership) 

How to change Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

Signed and notarized forms Transfer of Ownership Notification for both the Seller and Buyer should be mailed along with the Assisted Living Certification Application  and the Application fee to:

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Assisted Living Certification Unit

One Ashburton Place 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Next steps for Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

  1. Return Assisted Living Certificates to Elder Affairs

    The current Sponsor must return all Assisted Living Certificates to Elder Affairs by registered mail within 5 days after the transfer of ownership is completed

  2. Transfer of ownership completion notification

    The new Sponsor must submit a signed and notarized statement that the transfer of ownership has been completed within 5 days after the date of closing.

More info for Change ownership of an Assisted Living Residence

Please refer to the Assisted Living Regulations  for further details.

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