VSED Equipment and Supplies


Equipment and Supplies to Pick Up Ahead of Time

The following is a list of equipment and supplies that we recommend you rent or purchase for the duration of the VSED process.

Safety and accessibility

  • Hospital bed (adjustable up and down)
  • Bedside commode
  • Urinal
  • Walker
  • Cool air humidifier
  • Light-weight wheelchair
  • Bath & shower seat
  • Babymonitor


  • Sheep skin to cover mattress
  • Stretchy mattress sheets
  • Twin bed sheets
  • Bath blankets
  • Washcloths
  • Towels
  • Draw sheets

Medical supplies

  • Incontinent products
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Eye drops
  • Toilet wipes
  • Large bath wipes
  • Hair-washing supplies
  • Gait belt
  • Needle-less syringes for meds
  • Atomizer spray bottles for misting


  • Vigil candles (flameless)
  • Linens for vigil
  • Massage table for after-death vigil
  • Body wash for after-death vigil
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