aftercare

noun
af·ter·care | \-ˌker \

Definition of aftercare 

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

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Jessica Ballandby is a plaintiff in two lawsuits filed this month at Maricopa County Superior Court that take aim at medical tourism and the doctors, referral agents and aftercare businesses that encourage patients to cross the border for care. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Patients say Mexican weight-loss operations killed 1, harmed others," 28 Apr. 2018 Ticket sales and entry fees will benefit Beyond the Wire, the Thoroughbred aftercare program launched in 2016 by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (July 8): 23-year-old jockey Jevian Toledo excelling at Laurel Park," 8 July 2018 The money was given to charity, with part of the donation going to thoroughbred aftercare and Permanent Disabled Jockey Fund. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Let's give credit to Bob Baffert's real good luck charm — Burger King," 9 June 2018 Read more: Why losing weight has nothing to do with your self-esteem The lawsuit states Blackburn's stepmother, Elizabeth Erickson, died following complications from her surgery and aftercare in 2013. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Patients say Mexican weight-loss operations killed 1, harmed others," 28 Apr. 2018 Manns had been working as a substitute teacher at the school for a year and also worked in the aftercare program. Martin Vassolo, miamiherald, "Florida teacher asked 7-year-old to sit on his lap. Then something poked him, cops say | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 The healing process and aftercare advisory is exactly the same, too. Devon Abelman, Allure, "What to Know About UV and Black Light Tattoos — Including Why I Got One," 10 May 2018 All camps are run out of High St. School, 30 High St., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily with before and aftercare available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. To register, go to www.ghymca.org or call 860-633-6548. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 8 May 2018 All camps are run out of High St. School, 30 High St., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily with before and aftercare available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. To register, go to www.ghymca.org or call 860-633-6548. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 8 May 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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aftercare

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aftercare

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

aftercare

noun
af·ter·care | \-ˌke(ə)r, -ˌka(ə)r \

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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