PSWS and Keystone College faculty present their research at national conferences

Dr. Janet Melnick, senior instructor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), and her colleague, Keystone College Professor Heather Shanks-McElroy, Ph.D., presented their research findings on alternatives to nursing home care at the National Adult Day Services Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., and at the Aging and Society Conference in Washington, D.C.

They will also present at the Aging in America conference in March.

Assisted by Keystone College student Sara Dunay and Penn State Worthington Scranton graduate Geraldine Ferrer, the research focused on alternatives to nursing homes available in rural Pennsylvania and the need for home and community-based care.

The research was sponsored by a grant from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.