Your parents require respect and compassion, like any other human does. So, don't assume that you know what they want or need. Just ask them, most likely they will tell you exactly what they want and how they want it. However, be sure to use a friendly tone, in order not to upset them. As your parents get older, begin to discuss what they will want for the future. Today, many people struggle with addressing what their parent's wishes are, because the neglect to ask them.