NARA March Webinar: Key Indicators for Adult Care



NARA Webinar: Key Indicator Systems in Adult Care Settings – A Powerful Resource

Thursday, March 8 2018 – Register today!

1:30pm AT
12:30pm ET
11:30am CT
10:30am MT
9:30am PT
8:30am AKT

Key Indicator Systems identify a statistically-validated subset of regulations that indicate compliance with the entire set of regulations, allowing licensing oversight agencies the ability to conduct abbreviated inspections while still ensuring that safe, high-quality care is provided in all settings.

Although agencies nationwide are moving towards Key Indicator Systems as an effective alternative to traditional licensing methods, nearly all Key Indicator Systems are developed for child care programs, and are vastly underutilized in adult-care licensing.

This webinar will present an overview of how Key Indicator Systems work, discuss why such systems are not more prevalent in adult-care licensing programs, and explore the benefits of Key Indicator Systems to persons in care, adult-care providers, the licensing agency, and the general public.


Ronald Melusky, Director of the Division of Program Operations, PA Dept. of Human Services

Mr. Melusky is the Director of the Division of Program Operations in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. His division oversees statewide implementation of licensing activities in day and residential programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Mr. Melusky has previously served as a member of NARA’s Board of Directors and as President-Elect from 2012 – 2014.  He has assisted in the development of Key Indicator Systems for numerous licensing oversight agencies.

About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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