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Assistive Technology


Veterans returning to the community may have short term injuries or have disabilities. Assistive technology and adaptive devices may be needed to enhance their quality of life. Explore programs, tools, and resources that increase mobility and/or communication. 


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  • An overview of assistive technology from the Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS).

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  • No matter what stage of life you’re in, transitions can be hard. If you’re caring for a Veteran who’s transitioning from full-time care to living independently, you’ll probably find that newfound autonomy is both exciting and a little bit scary at the same time. While it’s empowering to gain more privacy and control of daily life, it can take some adjustment to feel comfortable and cared for.

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  • Examples of assistive technologies and how they are used:

    • Mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices.
    • Hearing aids to help people hear or hear more clearly.
    • Cognitive aids, including computer or electrical assistive devices, to help people with memory, attention, or other challenges in their thinking skills.
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  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app (VA PUR). Learn more about VA PUR.

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  • A summary of assistive technology (AT) and a brief review of resources in Virginia that can help people find and pay for necessary AT devices.

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