Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

Learn how to change the name of an Assisted Living Residence (ALR).
When an ALR is changing their name, the following must be submitted to Elder Affairs with at least 30 days' notice.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

The Details of Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

What you need for Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

  • A letter stating what the new name of the ALR will be and the date of when the new name will be effective.
  • Copies of the residency agreement, disclosure statement, and marketing materials which reflect the new name.
  • An explanation of how residents and/or families will be notified of the change of name.

How to change Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

All information should be mailed to:

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Assisted Living Certification Unit

One Ashburton Place 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Next steps for Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

Return the former certificate reflecting the former ALR name once the new name takes effect

The former certificate should be mailed to:

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Assisted Living Certification Unit

One Ashburton Place 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Contact for Change the name of an Assisted Living Residence

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