The purpose of this study is to survey (1) the change of patients' ADL and (2) the problems of family members who care for handicapped seniors. [Methods] Subjects were 124 patients : 54males (mean age : 79.0,SD6.7) and 70 females (mean age : 79.1,SD 6.1). The items surveyed included changes in the independence of patients' ADL in eating, toiletting. walking, getting up ; the Barthel Index upon admission and discharge ; the frequency of usage of the care center; the number of family members living with the patients; their main caregivers and their reasons for admission. [Results] (1) 60-70% of patients were improved or maintained their ADL level upon discharge in comparison with their admission scores. (2) 80% of patients have lived with two or more family members. (3) 60% of the main caregivers were daughters-in-law, and 20% were wives. Half of these daughters-in-law had jobs, while the wives were older aged. (4) 60-70% of patients returned to their homes. (5) The main reasons for admission were due to lack of caregiver support. These results suggest that it is difficult for family members alone to care for the aged handicapped.Therefore, geriatric health care centers can be used to decrease the burden of the carers for the aged handicapped.