USB flash drives are convenient little communication gadgets. Next to moving files between non-networked computers, the next best usage is that they offer older adults the opportunity to communicate in the event that they cannot speak for themselves.
Being organized is a life-saving caregiving strategy when a loved one is unexpectedly hospitalized. Let the information that has been downloaded onto the flash drive speak for itself.
Download prescription medication usage, emergency contacts, doctors' phone numbers, insurance information, food allergies, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, power of attorney for health care, and attach the flash drive to a key chain that elderly loved ones carry with them wherever they go.