New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
Prosthetics & Sensory Aids Services
Prosthetics: A broad term used to identify the total concept of the field of prosthetics, orthotics, sensory aids, aids for the blind, medical equipment, medical supplies, components and repairs. It also refers to the administration, research, education, training, appliances, services and any other related aspects of the entire program.
Prosthetic Appliances: All aids, appliances, parts or accessories that are required to replace, support or substitute for a deformed, weakened or missing anatomical portion of the body. Artificial limbs, terminal devices, stump socks, braces, hearing aids/batteries, cosmetic facial or body restorations,eyeglasses, mechanical or motorized wheelchairs/scooters, orthopedic shoes, etc.
For more information contact your local Prosthetics Representative
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Automobile Adaptive Equipment:
A program set for by Congress which allows highly sophisticated equipment to be installed on various modes of transportation to aid in the ingress/egress by the service connected veteran who has severe disabilities. With the proper installation of adaptive equipment, a severely disabled veteran can now safely operate a vehicle allowing him/her an improved quality of life.
An annual amount of money, specified by Congress, to be paid to each veteran who because of a service-connected disability wears or uses a prosthetic or orthotic appliance (including a wheelchair) which tends to wear out or tear the clothing of such a veteran.
Home Improvement Structural Alterations (HISA):
A program designed to extend the home health services to include home improvements and structural alterations where necessary to ensure the continuation of treatment or provide access to the home or essential lavatory and sanitary facilities.
The Prosthetics & Sensory Aids Service provides a wide range of comprehensive products and services including (but not limited to):
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