First, I will say that O is not my favorite letter.
Organization, in the caregiver’s world, is absolutely critical. Nothing goes right without it and I can’t emphasize that enough, although I’m going to try.
Take, for instance, the organization of pills, medicines, and supplements. The husband is an avid proponent of any pill with a promise, and they all have a promise. I don’t blame him, so if he wants another vitamin and we can afford it, I buy it for him. But my least favorite job is keeping all his pills organized where he can find them, or even where I can find them. So I’m going to share with you some ways of organizing that you may find helpful.
You can organize by bottle size
Bottle cap color, useful when you can only view them from the top.
Or by bottle color, if you have to view them from the bottom.
And people who get a fixation on alphabetizing everything can do this.
To go a little deeper, pills can be organized according to when they are taken, morning or evening, or whatever time of the day you like to take them.
I am familiar with all the husband’s pills to the point of having feelings for individual ones. Some I disdain, some I admire. In the process of handling them I organize them in categories according to size
According to color
According to how easily I think they can be swallowed
And according to whether they roll around and have to be picked up off the floor.
I hope someone finds this helpful because there are times when we caregivers need any help we can get. There are times when playing with pills may be our only emotional outlet, and I say go with it.
I am a caregiver. Welcome to my world.