I love the feel of clean sheets so I wanted to learn to make a bed. Putting a fitted bottom sheet on the bed is easy to do one-handed. I slip my sound palm into the corner of the sheet. Then I shove both my hand and the fabric down under the mattress.
It is harder to put flat linens on the bed with one hand. First I have to make several trips around the bed to make sure the top sheet and blanket hang down equally on both sides. I lift a corner of the mattress with my sound hand so I can hold the corner in the air with my hemiplegic forearm, and then use my sound hand to tuck the flat linens under the mattress. When a queen-size mattress got too heavy for me to hold in the air I switched to a single mattress.
I cheat by letting the pillow sit on top of the bedspread. Leaning over to neatly tuck the bedspread under the pillow is too much of a balance challenge for me. I also cheat by not making multiple trips so the bedspread hangs down evenly. The black line at the edge of the mattress shows the bedspread is crooked.
In 16 years I have never thought I should go to a long-term care facility because my bed looks like it was made by a child. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com