Closing an Assisted Living Residence

In the event that a Sponsor of an Assisted Living Residence (ALR) chooses to permanently close or sell the Residence for any reason, the Sponsor must follow these notification procedures.

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Resident Notification

At least 90 days prior to the date on which the Residence is intended to close or be sold, and stop operating as an ALR, a written notice must be received by:

  • the Residents
  • the Residents' Legal Representatives 
  • the Residents' Resident Representatives (if applicable)

The notice must include at least: 

  • the date on which the Sponsor intends to close or sell the Residence and stop operating as an ALR
  • a description of the actions the Sponsor will take to help Residents in securing comparable housing and services, if necessary
  • a reference to the Resident Rights under the landlord/tenant laws established under M.G.L. c. 186 or M.G.L. c. 239

Please refer to the Assisted Living Regulations  for further details.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs Notification

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs must receive written notice at least 90 days prior to the date on which the Sponsor intends to close or sell the Residence and cease operating as an ALR. 

The notice must include:

  • a copy of the Resident notice in accordance with 651 CMR 12.03(10)(a)
  • proof of notification of all affected Residents, their Legal Representatives, and their Resident Representatives (if applicable)
  • the identification of all Residents receiving additional services, including but not limited to, Group Adult Foster Care

Please refer to the Assisted Living Regulations  for further details.

Contact

Phone

Main Number (617) 727-7750
Toll Free Number (800) 243-4636
Toll Free Elder Abuse Hotline (800) 922-2275

Elder Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Toll Free Connect to local elder service agency (800) 243-4636

Fax

Fax Number (617) 727-9368

Address

Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place
5 floor
Boston, MA 02108
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