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  1. Zwygart-Stauffacher, Mary PhD, RN
  2. Lindquist, Ruth PhD, RN
  3. Savik, Kay MS


The life-altering event of a stroke has long-term effects not only on stroke survivors but also on their caregivers, health care professionals, and health care delivery systems. The nurse administrator is faced with an obvious challenge to organize nursing systems to meet the multiple needs of the stroke survivor. The article presents data on the perceived needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers that provide direction and assistance to nursing administrators in organizing nursing services to address these perceived needs.