Portland, OR asked in Elder Law, Business Formation and Contracts for Oregon

Q: Elderly sitting, like babysitting but for the elderly

Four hour maximum sitting time only. CPR certification only. Not looking to make a big business out of this. Would I need insurance, and if so what type? Would a simple contract be enough to cover my bases?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I do not do elder law, but you might want to look into if this would require some sort of license like a CNA. As to insurance, you always want to have insurance, and a commercial general liability (CGL) should suffice, along with perhaps a professional liability rider. This way if something happens the insurance not only will cover the damages, but will defend you as well.

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