About Joy Darnell, Director of Pharmacy Services, Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point is very fortunate to have its own pharmacy onsite, established in 1997. Joy Darnell, the Director of Pharmacy Services, and her staff offer medication therapy management for all Shell Point residents, as well as professional consultation services. The Pharmacy’s three full-time registered pharmacists fill thousands of prescriptions every month and provide over-the-counter products, durable medical equipment, and prescription services.

Medicare Open Enrollment: Q&A with a Pharmacist

What is Medicare Open Enrollment? Each year, Medicare health and drug plans can vary due to changes in legislature and overall healthcare guidelines. The variables that may differ are things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in Continue reading Medicare Open Enrollment: Q&A with a Pharmacist

Preventing the Flu

Flu season, which typically peaks between December and February each year, is now in full swing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting a flu shot to stem the tide of viruses that spread during this season. According to Continue reading Preventing the Flu

A Strong Dose of Medication Safety

Adverse drug events are unwanted, harmful outcomes from the use of one or more medications. These can include anemia, ulcers, liver damage, falls, confusion, and more. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, these adverse drug events are responsible Continue reading A Strong Dose of Medication Safety

Got Coverage? Know These Medicare Terms


Running from October 15 through December 7, 2015, the federal Medicare healthcare and prescription drug open enrollment period for 2016 coverage is the time when seniors who qualify as beneficiaries (age 65 and older) may select or switch to plans Continue reading Got Coverage? Know These Medicare Terms