We are shining a light on our #healthcareheroes. Meet Sumika Johnson, LPN, of ChristianaCare HomeHealth.
What inspires you as a caregiver?
I have been a caregiver for 24 years. I was inspired by my father who dealt with diabetes and heart disease and my niece who was born with a condition that required her to wear a colostomy bag for the first few years of her life.
How has your typical workday changed?
My typical workday has not changed much, only that I have to wear my PPE the entire time I’m providing patient care. I’m doing the same work I was prior to COVID-19.
What is keeping you going/motivated in these uncertain times?
Continuously caring for my patients and making sure they’re safe and well motivates me during these uncertain times.
What advice do you have for your fellow caregivers?
My advice to my fellow caregivers is to protect themselves, take proper precautions and stay safe.
What advice do you have for our community?
My advice to the community is follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and use proper safety measures.
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