Change the number of certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence

Learn about the procedure for adding or reducing certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence (ALR).
When an ALR would like to add or reduce the total number of certified Units, all materials must be submitted to EOEA within 30 days' notice.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

The Details of Change the number of certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence

What you need for Change the number of certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence

  • Completed application for certification
    • Select "Other" at the top of the application
  • Letter from the ALR that explains:1
    • whether they plan to add to or reduce their total number of certified Units
    • where the Units are going to be added/reduced
    • what the timeline for completion will be 
  • Floor plans for the entire Residence.
    • These floor plans should identify the new Units (if applicable)
  • Updated Disclosure Statement with the new total number of certified Units.
  • Updated Residency Agreement with the new total number of certified Units.
  • If construction is required to change the Units, copies of relevant building permits

If the total number of certified units is being reduced, the ALR must also:

  • identify which specific units are being taken away
  • provide a written explanation of what their historical use was and what the space's future use will be 

How to change Change the number of certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence

When an ALR would like to add or reduce the total number of certified Units, all materials must be submitted to EOEA within 30 days' notice.

All materials and any applicable fees made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts should be mailed to:

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Assisted Living Certification Unit

One Ashburton Place 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

More info for Change the number of certified Units in an Assisted Living Residence

The pro-rated fee schedule used for additional Units:

 

Number of months until the Residence's Certification Renewal Date Pro-rated fee for additional Units
18-24 months $125.00/Unit
12-18 months $93.75/Unit
6-12 months $62.50/Unit
Less than 6 months $31.25/Unit

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