Meet Karen Rosenthal

Solutions for Long Term CareSolutions for Long Term was created to provide long-term care (LTC) planning solutions for individuals, business owners, and employer groups. Karen Rosenthal is an independent and certified LTC Insurance Specialist who works ONLY in this area. She is passionate about addressing this critical component of financial planning. Planning solutions include traditional standalone insurance policies, combo Life/LTC policies and LTC annuities. Business comes from financial professionals, association marketing and client referrals

View Karen’s Q & A below:

Q: How did you get into this industry?

A: After working in hospital management, I earned my Masters at Xavier University and became licensed in Ohio as a nursing home administrator. This was driven by my experience as a caregiver for elderly family members. However, I grew disenchanted with that career choice. I was keenly aware of the financial, physical and emotional struggles of family caregivers prior to a facility placement. I switched my career in the mid-90s to help protect family members and their wealth, while giving the “person-in-need” better care options and more personal independence.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

A: Meeting new people and knowing that at claim time their LTC benefits enable them to remain at home or go to their choice of non-institutional care setting. Very satisfying.

Q: What do you like most about your partnership with OfficeKey and (how long have
you been here)?

A: I love the multiple locations for the convenience of my clientele, the ease of reserving rooms online, and staff friendliness. I’ve been a member of OfficeKey for about 5 years.

Karen Rosenthal - Solutions for Long TermQ.  How do you spend time outside of work?

A: Biking, trail walking, swimming, traveling to MN, NC and MO to see family, cooking, sewing crafts, deck gardening, theatre, time with friends, planning new adventures.

Q: If you could have dinner with one historical figure who would it be and why?

A: So many! Dinner with Meriwether Lewis would be fascinating to hear stories from the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Q: What is your favorite movie or tv show?

A: Fast-paced Spanish dramas on Netflix, such as Cable Girls (even though I don’t speak Spanish).

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: I usually have 3-4 books/audiobooks going at once. My favorite is often the last one I read. I’m reading now from my dad’s Complete Works of Mark Twain. Just finished Life on the Mississippi. It takes you instantly back in time.

Q: What is your favorite sports team?

A: I grew up in St. Louis going to Cards games with my family. I’ve converted.

Q: What is your favorite travel destination?

A: So far, Costa Rica.

Learn more about Karen by connecting with her on LinkedIn.