I have a software review request owing, I know. I will get to it shortly. But just a quick post now, because I am pleased. After more puzzling than I would have liked — I’m a bit slow at this sometimes — I figured out how to open the childproof cap on a prescription pill bottle with my foot, or partly with my foot. I had tried one of those rubber Medi-Cap grip thingies in conjunction with my knees, but it was useless (as were my knees). I was about to go for the brute force way of stomping on the bottle until the plastic splintered until it occurred to me there might be a gentler way to do that. Here it is, in case you also hadn’t figured it out yet:
First, you might want to put a piece of paper on the floor in case a few pills roll out. Second, turn the bottle sideways on the floor, cap facing your hand. Preferably shod, crouch on the floor and press the upper area of your sole against the side of the bottle. Press down until you think you’ve got it pinned well. Then, get your fingertips around the cap, press the cap in very very slightly, and turn. I think the heavier pressure of your foot reduces the amount of hand pressure needed.
Of course, you can always ask the pharmacist to put on a non-childproof cap, but they don’t always do this.