Oncology social workers provide counseling and other services that may help reduce stress for you and your family throughout all phases of your cancer.
Cancer treatment can be very expensive and very complex. I sit down with patients, talk and find ways to work through it all.
We can help you:
- Access information to help you understand your diagnosis and treatments
- Consider decisions about treatment options as you think about your work, family and other things in your life
- Understand insurance coverage as well as disability and social security benefits
- Apply for programs that offer financial assistance
- Counseling for you and your family members
- Support groups and educational programs
- Workplace and school education and consultation
We can teach you about:
- Talking with your children, family, friends or co-workers
- Reducing stress and relaxation skills
- Living with cancer, issues commonly experience and resources to help you long term
- Planning for your care and the use of advance directives
We can help you access:
- Affordable medical care and prescription drug coverage
- Transportation to and from medical care
- Referrals for help at home
As part of our Social Services program, we offer the Young Adult Survivors Group to cancer survivors ages 18-45. For more information about the Young Adult Survivors Group, contact Colleen at (402) 354-5893.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (402) 354-4282.
Colleen Hoarty, LCSW
Colleen has worked as a social worker for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings, with many different patient populations including geriatrics, immigrants and hospice. She enjoys working in healthcare as part of a multi-disciplinary team and feels privileged to be working in oncology with the opportunity to connect with patients and families.