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Wheelchair Accessible Vacations

It’s that time of year where you start to get cabin fever and a vacation sounds really nice. Even though Las Vegas, Nevada is most known for its slogan ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, it’s one the of the most wheelchair accessible cities in the country. This city is neither for the timid, nor the judgmental, so if you do decide to vacation there, be prepared to be entertained because there’s no place like Vegas!

Whether it’s gambling, lounging, night-clubbing, dining, shopping or watching a show, everything is found in the casinos. The casinos are designed for people to meander through and get caught up in all the fun. Most casinos have wheelchair accessible slot machines and table games. For assistance locating them, contact the casino manager should be able to help you out. Some casinos may not seem wheelchair accessible from the outside due to barriers, but there are ramps into every casino, you just need to find them, and most of the time there are signs. Las Vegas has more wheelchair accessible guest rooms than any other city in the country. The hotels have rooms with roll-in showers, transfer showers, tubs with built-in seats and tubs with portable seats. If you need one of the options, be sure to select this requirement (when booking online)or mention it to the hotel coordinator if speaking on the phone.

Transportation in and around Las Vegas: Shuttles, Taxis and Wheeling 
-AT THE AIRPORT – Lift-equipped shuttles and taxis are available with service to any hotel or motel. A variety of shuttle/limousine services are available at McCarran International Airport.

-TAXI SERVICE – All taxi companies in Las Vegas have lift-equipped vans accommodating one wheelchair. Call from your room, use any dedicated taxi phone or ask the doorman at your hotel for an accessible taxi van. Click here for transportation listings.

-CITY BUS – The RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) bus service is fully accessible, including buses that are lift-equipped, have low floors and kneel, and accommodate two wheelchairs. Reduced fares are available for seniors and persons with disabilities. Call 702-228-7433 for routes, schedules or help in using the system. The “Strip” bus runs 24 hours a day.

-PARATRANSIT – Southern Nevada’s Paratransit services are named RTC Paratransit Service. If you are certified to ride Paratransit in your home city, bring your certification and you will be allowed to ride up to 21 days without having a Nevada certification. To schedule rides, call 702-228-4800 or TDD 702-676-1834 one to three days in advance.

-PARKING – Bring along your hometown dashboard-parking permit from your personal vehicle if you plan to rent a vehicle in Las Vegas. Out-of-state permits are recognized. Temporary disabled parking permits are available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. A physician’s statement will be required.

-TRAMS & THE MONORAIL – The Las Vegas Monorail offers service at seven stations between Sahara Avenue and the MGM Grand on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, visitors can take advantage of trams that connect various properties: between the Mirage and Treasure Island; connecting Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur; and connecting Monte Carlo to Aria Resort, Crystals Shopping Center and Bellagio Resort. The Monorail system is completely ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and each station has officers.

How Aeroflow Can Help

As you can easily see, Las Vegas is a great location for wheelchair users to visit. Aeroflow Healthcare can help you get mobility devices that allow you to go visit great cities. We can even help you qualify for your mobility equipment through insurance. Check out Aeroflow Healthcare’s power wheelchair products and simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form to see if your mobility device may be  little-to-no cost to you.

If you have questions regarding your power wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility aid, give Aeroflow Healthcare a call today at 844-686-5539. We’re here to help!

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