Definition of aftercare in English:

aftercare

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She said: ‘We have young mums who need that aftercare to be able to care for their babies.’’
    • ‘That unit has been very busy since it opened, particularly because many operations carried out require intensive care or high dependency aftercare.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is confidential and fully independent, and offers assistance with prevention, early detection, intervention, treatment, aftercare and monitoring.’
    • ‘For many people, aftercare such as taking medication or visiting an outpatient clinic is essential after a stay in hospital.’
    • ‘Twelve clients continued treatment following the 20-session program for aftercare counseling.’
    • ‘And aftercare was discussed in a way that patients and their relatives could understand.’
    • ‘I have no idea what, if any, medical or psychological aftercare she received.’
    • ‘Thus, the present findings further underscore the importance of postprison aftercare reported in the literature as a component of effective prison-based TC treatment.’
    • ‘During their organizing time, have your patients start researching their aftercare choices, as well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I will also encourage development of thorough care and aftercare services.’
    • ‘Prison treatment plus aftercare yielded the best outcome results at the centre, a finding that has now been replicated in other studies.’
    • ‘The protocols for lumbar puncture and aftercare were standardized and identical for all procedures.’
    • ‘Our trial does not explain the observed benefits, and we did not monitor medical aftercare.’
    • ‘However, American research suggests that they do reduce recidivism, especially if followed by post-release aftercare.’
    • ‘Thus, motivation scores on admission to treatment are related significantly to entry into postprison aftercare.’
    • ‘You should feel no side effects after the procedure, and no aftercare is necessary.’
    maintenance, service, servicing, care, aftercare, 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.’
    • ‘Another factor she raised was looking after the piercing; she provides aftercare products and a sheet of instructions on how to care for it.’
    • ‘We tested all of our aftercare products thoroughly in our tattoo shops and have achieved what we think is the optimal recipe for healing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

aftercare

/ˈɑːftəkɛː/