Definition of aftercare in US English:

aftercare

noun

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

    • ‘For many people, aftercare such as taking medication or visiting an outpatient clinic is essential after a stay in hospital.’
    • ‘We studied a handful of services offered by programs, including aftercare, medical care, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.’
    • ‘Thus, the present findings further underscore the importance of postprison aftercare reported in the literature as a component of effective prison-based TC treatment.’
    • ‘Thus, motivation scores on admission to treatment are related significantly to entry into postprison 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.’
    • ‘Our trial does not explain the observed benefits, and we did not monitor medical aftercare.’
    • ‘And aftercare was discussed in a way that patients and their relatives could understand.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Twelve clients continued treatment following the 20-session program for aftercare counseling.’
    • ‘I will also encourage development of thorough care and aftercare services.’
    • ‘That unit has been very busy since it opened, particularly because many operations carried out require intensive care or high dependency aftercare.’
    • ‘You should feel no side effects after the procedure, and no aftercare is necessary.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is confidential and fully independent, and offers assistance with prevention, early detection, intervention, treatment, aftercare and monitoring.’
    • ‘However, American research suggests that they do reduce recidivism, especially if followed by post-release aftercare.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She said: ‘We have young mums who need that aftercare to be able to care for their babies.’’
    • ‘During their organizing time, have your patients start researching their aftercare choices, as well.’
    maintenance, repair, repairs, service, servicing, care, preservation, conservation, running
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  • 2Childcare for the period between the end of the school day and the end of a parent's working day.

    as modifier ‘an aftercare facility at the local YMCA’
    • ‘Our aftercare program is in session during many school holidays and vacation days and requires pre-registration.’
    • ‘Parents must contact the office if a child is absent from school so that the Aftercare teacher may be notified.’
    • ‘Adequate procedures for absentee notification either by the parents, the school, or the aftercare facility should be in place.’
    • ‘Aftercare is available for children ages 5 through grade 6 on all regularly scheduled school days.’
    • ‘At 5.00 pm any children still not collected will be taken to Aftercare in the Nursery.’
    • ‘Our Aftercare facility is adjacent to the Prep, making it very convenient for children to make use of this facility, which runs from 3pm to 6pm each day.’
    • ‘The Aftercare facility is available for Junior School pupils whose parents are unable to collect them at the end of the school day.’
    • ‘Since opening its doors in September 2003 the centre has had to move from one venue to another as the numbers of children attending courses or using the aftercare facilities burgeoned.’
    • ‘The school hours are 8.30am till 2pm and we offer an aftercare facility till 5pm.’
    • ‘‘Other people from the community can also come and use some of the facilities we have,’ said the aftercare teacher.’
    • ‘After school closes, the aftercare children report to me in the classroom specially provided for this purpose.’
    • ‘The School offers an Aftercare program for children enrolled in our Kindergarten and Preschool programs.’
    • ‘Check with your child’s daycare, school, or before/ aftercare program about a reduced fee or fee waiver.’
    • ‘The Aftercare facility is selling personalized photo mugs as a fundraiser for all the children who attend aftercare.’
    • ‘There will not be any Aftercare facility that afternoon.’

Pronunciation

aftercare

/ˈæftərˌkɛr//ˈaftərˌker/