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Wheelchair rental help

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Blatz, May 18, 2015.

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  1. Blatz

    Blatz Low-Roller

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    Hey all,

    Sorry if this has been posted. I've tried to dig through the posts but I haven't been able to find anything, so I'll ask again.

    I was diagnosed with Gout this past week, and aside from not having beer, red meat, shellfish and anything else that is awesome and good in Las Vegas, it's literally impossible for me to get around on my extremely painful and gimp foot.

    Does anyone have any experience renting a wheelchair from a company that would deliver the chair to the Mirage and pick up from The D?

    Also, any general tips dealing with the airport, getting around, etc, would be helpful. This is a super bummer, but I'm not going to let it ruin my vacation.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. HoyaHeel

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  3. Blatz

    Blatz Low-Roller

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    Thanks!

    Oddly that didn't come up near the top when 'wheelchair rental' is searched.

    I'll be sure to keep y'all updated with my experience.
     
  4. newmans

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    Pre-arrange with your airline for a wheelchair in terminal. The cost on the above thread seem high. My host always arranges a wheelchair for me. The bellman has it ready at the curb when I arrive. The wheelchair rental is charged to my room and comped on the back end. I have seen the charge as $45 for 5 days. They also have scooters for rent as well. If you don't have a host, the concierge desk can also make arrangements.
    The above is CET related, but I'm sure that mlife would be able to make the same arrangements.
     
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  5. Snidely

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    Look into renting a scooter for the week. Travel in style! I found this site via Google. https://www.702scooters.com/

    Price is reasonable.
     
  6. kfn8ed

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    Not sure about rentals. But as an experienced wheelchair motor in Las Vegas you will have to be very carefull in and around the casino. All the things that happen when you are just walking are even more trouble when using a wheelchair. People stopping for no reason, be very careful when going around corners, elevators are few and far between, no one seems to be able to walk to the right, it's almost like thay all learned to drive in the U.K. An electric may seem a good idea they are a real challenge in most casinos. People do not see you comming as they seem to look above you, or thay are so into their phone when they do look up their eys do not see any thing below sholder height. The D is almost impossible to get around with a normal wheelchair, would be a nightmare with a scooter. One of the few places worse than the D is the Four Queens. Using a wheelchair in Las Vegas can be done it just takes a lot of patience and being even more aware of people around you. My first times I did run into more than a few peoples calves when they stopped quickly, and have nearly had more people than I can count almost in the lap of my passinger. Pushing through casinos now for more than 3 years I've gotten to where we can get through most of them it just takes longer than normal walking. One last note take care as to where the restrooms are, and give your self extra time to get there. If you get out of the chair to play keep it close by so you can watch it, we have had one walk away when left at the end of a slot bank. Good luck with your chair and your play.
     
  7. RedRiverRose

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    We have rented power wheel chairs and scooters while in Las Vegas. I just put wheel chair or power wheel chair or scooters, Las Vegas, NV in the browser and several sites will come up. Most of them will deliver to the casino bell desk and pick up there as well. You would probably need to arrange for a different pick up place (we have done this before). Some casino conceirge desks will have phone numbers that you can contact for ADA/Medical equipment. Some casinos rent them as well but they are usually a much higher cost per day or week than doing it with a rental company. A host told me that they can arrange a power chair if necessary at their casino as a comp (this is not available at all casinos). You may already know that there are not a lot of low (height) tables other than Pai Gow; Mini Bac; Blackjack at some casinos. Most people will help you squeeze in at regular tables (some will not) if you can't get on a regular chair. As one poster stated it's hard to get around at peak times in the casinos and on the strip as not many people look around them. Handicapped stalls in restrooms are another issue as they are almost always occupied. The regular stalls won't allow you all the way in and no turn around room. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the restrooms as sometimes there is a line for stalls. If you are renting a power chair or scooter ask for one that elevates (hard to find but there are a few) so you can get up to regular height gaming tables. The airport staff are usually helpful. You board first and deplane last which can take forever when you arrive (this applies if you need assistance). There is a place to get an ADA accessible taxi at the airport and there are many taxi companies with accessible (roll in) taxis. Make sure they secure you chair good as we have been flung all over the place and actually turned over backwards a time or two. Usually you get a good table in restaurants close to exits and restroom facilities but you sometimes get put out of sight. When making restaurant reservations I always tell them there will be someone in a wheelchair. If you need a roll in shower make sure request one and double check to confirm as some give you a tub with rails which does not work for us. If you need any names and phone numbers PM me and I will give them to you. I try to keep notes on things to make it easier the next trip.

    Enjoy your trip.
     
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