Shell Point Specialty Services

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health team at Shell Point engages with residents to support their overall concept of self, exploring the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to mental wellbeing and their ability to function in everyday life.

Chris Votolato, PsyD Director of Behavioral Health
Dr. Chris Votolato obtained a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland. Throughout his education and training, Dr. Votolato has been dedicated to psychological practice involving older adults. He joined Behavioral Health in 2007, and is passionate about enhancing the future of patient care by participating in groundbreaking research projects.

Kathy Fratrick, LCSW
Kathy Fratrick, LCSW, is a native of Appomattox, Virginia. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westhampton College/University of Richmond, and a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her early career included a specialty with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Kathy has been with the Department of Behavioral Health at Shell Point since 2002. Currently, Kathy’s interests and expertise are in the areas of depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregiver stress, grief counseling and transitional care across the continuum.

Appointment Information

Second Floor of the J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • (239) 454-2146


Dr. Jessica Rivera PharmD, CPh
Pharmacy Manager

Established in 1997, the Shell Point Pharmacy provides prescription services, over-the counter products, durable medical equipment, pet medications and available vaccines. A team of registered pharmacists and technicians fill thousands of medications monthly while also providing clinical consultations, ensuring safe dispensing and drug therapy management for all patients and Shell Point residents.

Prescription services are available for all levels of care – skilled nursing, assisted living care, hospice, ambulatory, retail, and independent care – offered at Shell Point, which serves the Larsen Pavilion, King’s Crown, The Arbor, and The Springs. For retail/independent orders the pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions to your door on the same day, free of charge. Most insurance plans and all Medicare Part D plans are accepted.

Contact Information

Shell Point Pharmacy
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • (239) 454-2234

Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center

Rachel Zellers
Director of Long Term Care

Adjacent to the J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island, the Larsen Pavilion offers personalized and compassionate care in a beautiful, waterfront setting.

The Larsen Pavilion consistently earns a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national agency responsible for overseeing the quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Specialized care includes:

  • Full-time, onsite staff physicians and APRNs who make daily rounds
  • Short- and long-term skilled nursing staff: RNs, LPNs and CNAs
  • Post-operative surgical care: orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological and more
  • Onsite pharmacy, dentistry and radiology
  • In-house amenities such as a salon and spa, daily activities, nutrition and waterfront dining
  • Full-time spiritual services program and reflection chapel
  • In-patient skilled rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Connected Living Memory Care at the Larsen Pavilion
  • Gracious support from Pavilion Auxiliary resident volunteers

Contact Information

Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center on The Island
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • (239) 415-5432

The Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point is an important component of the continuum of healthcare, providing occupational, physical and speech therapy services. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2011 to provide both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

Short term rehabilitative services include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; indoor and outdoor aqua therapy pools, a full-size occupational therapy suite and beautiful outdoor transition therapy paths. Specialized programs for dysphagia, pain management, stroke and low vision are also offered.

A leading-edge approach focuses on successful functional outcomes that maximize recovery from multiple post-surgical and complex medical problems, helping residents reach their maximum potential and level of function. Post-operative care is available for orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological and other specialties, including stroke and memory care, dysphagia, pain management and low vision.

The therapy gym contains a wide range of equipment designed in a circular shape to build camaraderie and motivate residents to engage in the rehab process. Private treatment rooms are also available as needed.

A dedicated occupational therapy suite features a full kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to practice “activities of daily living” in preparation for a safe discharge home. Two aquatic therapy pools, heated to 92 degrees, include underwater treadmills and a lift for those unable to use stairs.

Contact Information

The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point
Monday Through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • (239) 454-2256

Connections Memory Care

Individuals with moderate to advanced memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can rest easy knowing that Shell Point’s ongoing commitment to excellence in healthcare extends across all levels of the care continuum. Connections Memory Support at Shell Point centers around a mission-guided celebration of personhood. It supports an individual’s unique strengths and abilities, allowing each to thrive in a robust, structured program that emphasizes relationship- based care, dynamic LifeQuest programming and the support of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

From clinical psychologists to specially trained memory support specialists, Shell Point is well-prepared to meet a wide array of memory care needs. A customized staff training curriculum, approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides hands-on guidance for clinical team members to support and guide residents with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Staff are trained in meaningful engagement standards and Virtual Dementia sensitivity education, as well as the Best Friends Approach™ to communication.

Above all, Connections offers extensive resources, services and collaboration through clinical care, wellness goals and stimulating programming. Memory care is available to residents through Day Retreat Programs, Connected Living at The Springs and Connected Living at the Larsen Pavilion.

Services Include:
Companion services
  • This service helps the caregiver supervise, entertain or advise the patient when he or she desires companionship.
Homemaking services
  • A provider assists the resident with light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, personal chopping or shopping for food items and medicines.
Personal care services
  • This helps the resident bathe, dress, go the bathroom and take walks around the house or outdoors.
Skilled care services
  • This service aims to assist the caregiver or family in looking after the elderly’s medical requirements, such as medication set up, schedule or attend physician appointments and therapies.
Care management services
  • Working hand-in-hand with your healthy living coordinator, the care management team strives to improve your functional health status, enhance the coordination of your personalized care plan, eliminate duplication of services and reduce the need for unnecessary, costly medical services.

Contact Information

Healthy Living Coordination
(239) 454-2299

Hospice Care

If desired, hospice care is available on the fourth floor of the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center.

Both palliative care and hospice services are available. Palliative care provides pain management to alleviate pain during prolonged illness, while hospice services focus on preventing, relieving and reducing symptoms to allow the individual to experience comfort and peace at end of life.

Care is administered by a professional, experienced care team that offer social, emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and the family. Care is offered by onsite physicians as well as RNs that are certified by the National Board of Hospice.

Contact Information

Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center on The Island
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • (239) 415-5432


Florida Radiology Consultants has been serving the Shell Point community for many years. The group provides x-ray and ultrasound services from their location in the J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point. Shell Point residents’ results are expedited immediately to onsite medical staff.

On-call x-ray services are also provided on weekends during designated hours.

Appointment Information

For x-rays, ultrasound and scheduling, contact the
Florida Radiology Consultants at (239) 938-3535.

On-site Mobile Mammography

Take advantage of convenient onsite mammography screenings, organized and run by Radiology Regional Center. The Mobile Mammography Bus visits Shell Point on a monthly basis and parks near The Village Church on The Island to offer residents easy, routine screenings.

Appointment Information

For more information or to schedule future appointments, call (239) 936-2316.