In-Home BOOMER+ Program

Standardized physical assessment and monitoring for older adults in the community

What is our BOOMER+ Program?

Core Connection Mobile Physiotherapy’s Balance Outcome Measure for Elder Rehabilitation Plus (BOOMER+) Program is a standardized assessment and monitoring tool that has been developed with the goal of reducing hospital admissions, delaying transfer to long term care and ultimately keeping older adults independant and in their homes longer. 

Anyone who enters our BOOMER+ Program has specific stats kept on them to help us track the effectiveness of the program. The goal is to have individuals remain in the program until admission to long term or palliative care.

Our purpose at Core Connection is to reduce the burden on the public healthcare system through preventative healthcare initiatives. Our BOOMER+ Program is geared at this purpose and bettering the lives of our older adults in the Greater Victoria area. 


Why the BOOMER+ Program?

It has been established in the literature that measures of functional status are stronger predictors of mortality than traditional disease risk factors in older adults. Both the Timed Up and Go test and the Sit to Stand test are highly correlated with mortality in older adults. Being unable to get oneself off the floor after a fall is associated with increased risk of greater injuries in subsequent falls, hospitalizations, pneumonia and mortality. The functional reach test, step test and timed static stance test are also closely associated with falls risk and hospitalizations. Nearly 40% of older adults with a first unplanned hospital admission pass away within 5 years regardless of the reason for admission.

What are the metrics being tracked as part of the program?



Hospitilizations / Length of Hospital Stay

Change in living environment (e.g. transition to long term care)

Who is the BOOMER+ Program For?

Older adults 60+ who are currently ambulatory and fit one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have balance deficits

  • Are hearing impaired or vision impaired

  • Ambulate with a gait aid (cane or walker)

  • Have had one or more falls in the past 1 year

  • Have had one or more hospitalizations in the past 1 year

  • Have experienced a stroke in the past 5 years

  • Have 1 or more co-morbidities (e.g. Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Neurodegenerative disease, etc.)

  • Would like to stay independent in their homes for as long as possible

  • Are currently in an independent living facility and would like to delay transfer to assisted living

  • Would like to reduce the risk of hospital admission