Care More Spotlight: Born to Care More

Whenever you see someone who is amazing at their job, it is natural to think that the person was born to do it.  There is no finer example of that sentiment than when you see Nikki Cavers, LPN, in action.  From her earliest memories, Nikki knew that she would be a nurse.  Doing everything she can to help others is a natural inclination for her.  Now, having been an LPN for 13 years, she has worked across the spectrum of settings, in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, hospitals, a Doctor’s office, and even two years in corrections nursing.

“I truly love what I do,” she explains. “Simply knowing that I am helping someone, and sometimes it is just about being there to listen.”

Nikki naturally seems to make an impression on her patients and those around her.  She serves as a shining example of what qualities embody amazing nurses. While working in a rehab facility, Nikki was working with an elderly couple.

“These two were a real-life love story,” Nikki recalls. “They were poor and didn’t have much, but they had each other, and it was all they needed.”

Eventually, the wife recovered enough to go home, while the husband still had several months of recovery ahead of him. Unexpectedly, a few months later, the wife passed away while the husband remained in rehab.  Nikki made sure that he had a suit to wear and arranged for a small funeral service at the rehab facility since he wasn’t well enough to leave the location.  Nobody had to ask Nikki to go out of her way to do something thoughtful and compassionate for her patient. It is who she is and why she is a special caregiver.

In the spring of this year, Nikki earned Supplemental Health Care’s Employee of the Month Award. She is working one on one in a school setting with a patient, and they have built a wonderful relationship. One day, the student brought in a treat to share with Nikki and the Teacher’s Aide in the classroom. They noticed that there were other students in the class that didn’t have anything for snack time. The student was sad because she didn’t have enough to share with everyone.

That evening, Nikki sprang into action and went to the local wholesale club and purchased a cartful of assorted snacks so that everyone in the classroom would always have something for snack time.  These were presented to the children on behalf of her.

It is clear to see that Nikki Cavers exemplifies the core values of Supplemental Health Care.  She pours her heart and soul into everything she does, including her recent training for an upcoming bodybuilding competition. She is up at 4 a.m. every day to lift weights and work out before she heads to the school to work with the child. From all of us here at SHC, we wish Nikki the best of luck in her competition.

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