It is important for their sanity, that seniors make their own decisions. Many senior citizens that need assistance end up losing the privilege of making their own decisions and expressing their needs.
When assisting an elder, make sure to ask them what their needs are. There may be some adaptive devices for elderly that can help to make their life easier. Rachel Bluth's article on khn.org discusses the benefits that are provided for seniors when asking them how their lives at home could be better. The article states that studies show a 75% increase in daily activities for participants. In addition the study also shows improvement in depression symptoms.
Click here to read the full article by Rachel Bluth on khn.org.