Social Work

Oncology Social Workers help patients, families, and caregivers cope with cancer and its many challenges by providing concrete or supportive services. 

At Astera Cancer Care, our Social Workers meet with patients and family members, run support and education groups, and work as part of oncology care teams. Social Workers are key to overcoming the barriers that patients experience in receiving the services necessary for their care.

For more information, please contact Neshama Marcus, LMSW, Director of Social Work, at
732-853-1038 or neshama.marcus@asterahealthcare.org.

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We provide information, referrals, and assistance with coordination for:

  • Assistance Navigating Government Benefits & Entitlements
  • Caregiver Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Fertility & Family Planning (Harvesting/Storing)
  • Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness Referrals
  • Food Pantries, Home Delivered Meals & Soup Kitchens
  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Mental Health Counseling (individual and family)
  • Non-Medical Home Care
  • Stress Management
  • Support Groups (Patient, Family Caregiver, Bereavement, Survivorship)
  • Technology Support
  • Transportation Coordination

Transportation

Our Social Workers will assist with coordination of transportation using county options (for individuals either 60+ years of age or can show proof of disability if under age 60) or foundation subsidies.  For more information or assistance, please contact 732-853-1038 or social.work@asterahealthcare.org.

If you receive Medicaid benefits, please visit this website: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/home/logisticare.html