Sorry, I left out about making a bed! The things I do to make it easier for me:
1) Communicate with your patient so they always know what you're doing.
2) Encourage the patient to help you as much as possible if they can! Ask them to roll to the side and help them over
by supporting their hip and back, have them hold onto the handrail while you tuck (dirty) under them and make one half side of the bed (tuck clean under). Then have them help you roll them to the other side and pull (dirty) out and pull clean through. You would be surprised how much strength some people have to hold onto the rail, even being sick.
3) Make sure the bed is raised up to working level, you should not be bending over to make it. Lower it back down when you're done.
4) When finished I always thank the patient for doing such a great job helping me out!
If someone is incapable of helping at all, or a very large person too heavy for you to move-get help. The other night I had this situation where I couldn't support someone and he couldn't hold himself up. I asked one of the other CNAs if she could help me, and she did. Later on, I ended up helping her with one of her patients. Teamwork!