Since 1995, Polish American Association has proudly been helping families with the difficult struggle of finding a way to help seniors remain in their own home as long as possible through its Homemaker Program. Funded by the Illinois Department on Aging, PAA's program helps many eligible Polish-speaking elderly and others receive support and assistance with the activities of daily living, allowing them to live at home rather than residing in a nursing home. Homemakers provide indispensable, in-home, personal-care services, which include meal preparation, assistance with grooming and bathing, cleaning, shopping, laundry, and other general non-medical support. The program has grown from two homemakers and three clients to 109 workers and 218 clients. PAA provides each homemaker with 20 hours of pre-service training and ongoing supervision, in-service training and support to ensure the client's changing needs are met.