af·​ter·​care | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌker How to pronounce aftercare (audio) \

Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (such as a hospital)

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Recent Examples on the Web What Harper is most excited about, though, is the aftercare. Julie Mazziotta,, "Bob Harper Reveals How The Biggest Loser Is Changing: ‘It’s Not About Getting Skinny’," 4 Dec. 2019 The races will also donate 2% of the total purses to thoroughbred aftercare. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Pegasus World Cup to run two Grade 1 stakes medication free," 15 Dec. 2019 The aftercare program at Rocketship is operated by Springboard Education, a Massachusetts company. Washington Post, "After alleged attempted abduction of two brothers from a D.C. school, officials reviews safety procedures," 31 Oct. 2019 Once graduated, women can opt to stay with Wheeler for internships and can take advantage of aftercare services as long as needed. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "They were spending $1,000 a day on crack and heroin. Then she cried out to God.," 26 Nov. 2019 The concept is simple; these two specialists, can manage a great deal of the medical, surgical and biomechanical aspects of healing and aftercare. David G. Armstrong, The Conversation, "Diabetic foot wounds kill millions, but high-tech solutions and teamwork are making a difference," 26 Nov. 2019 Though Cunningham appeared to be making strides with her sobriety, according to records, Freund had missed some aftercare meetings by that April and his caseworker flagged one of his drug screens, though the reason is unclear from available records. Christy Gutowski,, "The untold story of AJ Freund’s tragically short life: A time of hope. A violent death.," 25 Oct. 2019 As well as being more likely to receive substandard treatment, women suffer 50% higher rates of misdiagnosis and poorer aftercare, the BHF said -- greatly increasing the risk of death. Rory Sullivan, CNN, "Women are dying unnecessarily from heart attacks, leading health charity says," 30 Sep. 2019 Typically, tattoo artists recommend Aquaphor and unscented lotion for tattoo aftercare. Devon Abelman, Allure, "People Are Using Snail Slime to Heal Their Tattoos — But Is This Controversial Aftercare Safe?," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of aftercare

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftercare

after- + care entry 1

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The first known use of aftercare was in 1629

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13 Jan 2020

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“Aftercare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, etc., given to people after they leave a place (such as a hospital or prison)


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Medical Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (as a hospital or prison)

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