Creator Spotlight: Lynn "Elikqitie" Smargis
Lynn and the ‘Caring for Your Aging Parents’ Podcast
In today's fast-paced world, managing both personal and professional responsibilities is a common challenge. Adding the care of aging parents into the mix complicates matters further. Lynn's podcast, ‘Care for Your Aging Parents,’ directly addresses this issue, offering practical advice for Generation X on senior care. This initiative grows out of Lynn’s professional background as a Senior Care Advisor, showcasing her commitment to supporting individuals in the complex journey of arranging long-term care for their elders.
Introducing Lynn and the ‘Caring for Your Aging Parents’ podcast
Lynn is a seasoned Senior Care Advisor and podcast host of ‘Care for Your Aging Parents,’ a show dedicated to assisting Generation X navigate the complexities of elder care. With a rich background in senior care advisement, Lynn leverages her expertise to offer practical advice, insights, and resources to individuals facing the challenges of caring for aging relatives. Her podcast serves as a platform to share valuable information, stories, and solutions related to nursing care, physical rehabilitation, and suitable living arrangements for seniors.
You can listen to their show here: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/caring-for-your-aging-parents/id1696369673
Tell us about your show!
Let's discuss your concerns around caring for your senior parents. It's hard enough to take care of your kids and family in today's world. Then, when you add in nursing care, physical rehabilitation, and looking for a personal assistant or a new housing situation to better suit your parents' needs as they age, you can find yourself frustrated, confused, and unsure of where to start when sorting through the myriad of options available to you and other Gen Xers who are on a similar journey that are seeking long term care for their loved ones.
Why did you start your podcast?
My new business as a Senior Care Advisor - I was inspired to start the podcast as an extension of my work, aiming to provide guidance, insight, and support for making critical decisions about nursing care, physical rehabilitation, and suitable living arrangements for seniors.
What's been your biggest challenge so far?
Carving the time out to create all the content I'd like to publish.
How has podcasting impacted your personal and professional life?
Podcasting has given me the opportunity to meet the most amazing creators, many of which have become great friends over the past six years I've podcasted. Being a podcast producer also opens many doors to people who would not have been available if I didn't have a podcast.
What advice do you have for new podcasters?
Start slow by creating a show that releases twice a month for 15 to 20 minutes per episode. Once you get to 25 shows, you can decide if you want to ramp up production. I've also found great peace in making my podcasts seasonal as getting a break is a great way to start your new season with fresh ideas!
Anything else you'd like to share with the world?
I once fished my car keys out of a pit toilet in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. I was also married and engaged to two different people for two days in 2013.
How has Podium improved your workflow?
Podium gives me high-quality show notes that I can use to convert into blogs in a matter of minutes. I can complete my post-production in less time with Podium show notes.