Definition of aftercare in English:

aftercare

noun

mass noun
  • 1Care of a patient after a stay in hospital or of a person on release from prison.

    • ‘During their organizing time, have your patients start researching their aftercare choices, as well.’
    • ‘We studied a handful of services offered by programs, including aftercare, medical care, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.’
    • ‘There is therefore a need for continued vigilance about medication, environmental change, and sensory problems during discharge planning and aftercare.’
    • ‘I have no idea what, if any, medical or psychological aftercare she received.’
    • ‘I will also encourage development of thorough care and aftercare services.’
    • ‘However, American research suggests that they do reduce recidivism, especially if followed by post-release aftercare.’
    • ‘And aftercare was discussed in a way that patients and their relatives could understand.’
    • ‘Thus, motivation scores on admission to treatment are related significantly to entry into postprison aftercare.’
    • ‘That unit has been very busy since it opened, particularly because many operations carried out require intensive care or high dependency aftercare.’
    • ‘Thus, the present findings further underscore the importance of postprison aftercare reported in the literature as a component of effective prison-based TC treatment.’
    • ‘Our trial does not explain the observed benefits, and we did not monitor medical aftercare.’
    • ‘It is confidential and fully independent, and offers assistance with prevention, early detection, intervention, treatment, aftercare and monitoring.’
    • ‘Twelve clients continued treatment following the 20-session program for aftercare counseling.’
    • ‘Prison treatment plus aftercare yielded the best outcome results at the centre, a finding that has now been replicated in other studies.’
    • ‘For many people, aftercare such as taking medication or visiting an outpatient clinic is essential after a stay in hospital.’
    • ‘You should feel no side effects after the procedure, and no aftercare is necessary.’
    • ‘The protocols for lumbar puncture and aftercare were standardized and identical for all procedures.’
    • ‘She said: ‘We have young mums who need that aftercare to be able to care for their babies.’’
    • ‘More information is needed not only about the best form of psychological treatments for these people but also about the appropriateness of hospital aftercare for initial management.’
    • ‘However, if there are any problems, knowing about them in advance can help parents and doctors plan for the baby's future and assess any special requirements for the birth and aftercare.’
    maintenance, repair, repairs, service, servicing, care, preservation, conservation, running
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  • 2Support or advice offered to a customer following the purchase of a product or service.

    • ‘They all promised to support the free aftercare campaign for the elderly.’
    • ‘We tested all of our aftercare products thoroughly in our tattoo shops and have achieved what we think is the optimal recipe for healing.’
    • ‘Furthermore, those individuals that did purchase found that they received no aftercare service and in some cases had bought at hugely inflated prices and were unable to re-sell at a later stage.’
    • ‘Another factor she raised was looking after the piercing; she provides aftercare products and a sheet of instructions on how to care for it.’
    • ‘Many of the companies that offer hair relaxing kits also offer special aftercare products to help keep the newly relaxed hair soft and prevent dryness or damage.’

Pronunciation

aftercare

/ˈɑːftəkɛː/