I have been in home health care for 8 months. I have found, consistently, that the way to make their beds is almost compulsively insane. One woman had me make her bed 5 times until there was not one wrinkle left in the sheets. One woman had me do what I can only describe as an Origami fold between the top sheet and blanket. Another had me put the top sheet wrong side up so she could see the pattern when she pulled up the covers. Exact places of where pillows, large and small are stored is another demand. Yes, it IS a demand. What is with these clients? I know the majority of my clients have been raised in wealthy families but it seems unreasonable to me to be so obsessive and demanding about the minutia
of making a bed.
Patients had to be in bed under the covers, not lying on top for a quick rest.
No one except the patient could sit on the bed.
After beds were made each morning the edges of the bedspread had to be flipped up over the bed till the cleaners had swept under the bed. After coffee break all spreads were flipped back down and the patients back in their beds scrubbed and polished ready for the Dr's rounds. Times they have changed.
As for the fussy complainers in the original post, it is a little bit much to insist on your own little quirks in an institutional setting (and no matter how high end or luxurious, ALs are institutions), if you are that danged anal you should hire in extra help to do things your way.
After she left I remade it..Lol
I always put the top sheet on upside down so when it folds over you can see the pattern. Lol
And, the top sheet with the right side down, towards the mattress is the correct way. The purpose is so that when the bed is turned down you see the right side of the fabric on the top and bottom. With the weaving of some sheets there is also a texture difference between the right and wrong side, though usually quite subtle.