The VA Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is the largest and most comprehensive provider of prosthetic devices and sensory aids in the world. Although the term “prosthetic device” may suggest images of artificial limbs, it actually refers to any device that supports or replaces a body part or function. VA provides crutches, braces, eyeglasses, hearing aids, artificial limbs, oxygen bottles, wheelchairs, hospital beds, pacemakers, stents, dental implants, money for clothes, automobile modifications, home adaptations and much more.
“Our main goal at VA Butler Healthcare is to maximize a Veteran’s independence,” said Matt Hornyack, VA Butler’s Prosthetics Representative. “We provide supplies, equipment, devices, and services to replace, support, and/or complement human anatomy impaired as a result of trauma or disease.”
PSAS provides a full range of equipment and services to Veterans. These range from items worn by the Veteran, such as an artificial limb or hearing aid; those that improve accessibility, such as ramps and vehicle modifications; to devices surgically placed in the Veteran, such as hips and pacemakers. “At VA Butler, we work with Veterans and their families to educate them on the wide range of services and devices that PSAS can provide,” said Matt.
While all of these programs have specific eligibility requirements, these benefits are available to qualified Veterans. For more information, contact Matt Hornyack at 724-285-2535 or visit www.prosthetics.va.gov.
Did you know? At the end of World War II, no agency or method existed to provide quality prosthetics to America’s soldiers. On November 1, 1945, in response to Congress and Veterans, VA created the Prosthetic Appliance Service to develop a system in which high quality artificial as well as other prosthetic appliances would be provided to Veterans. On November 3, 2011 VA Butler Healthcare celebrates and recognizes the significant contributions of VA’s Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) employees in delivering quality service to our Veterans.