aftercare

noun
af·​ter·​care | \ -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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Proceeds from the dunk tank will go to benefit Beyond the Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Coppin State sprinter Joseph Amoah victorious at Aliann Pompey Invitational," 8 July 2019 The Lens reported in March that a Bricolage parent urged its board to reinforce its oversight because its aftercare policies allegedly excluded special education students. nola.com, "Bricolage Academy founder Josh Densen to step down as CEO," 12 June 2019 An aftercare program was in session, and police said about six children and several adults were inside. Washington Post, "Man is fatally shot Saturday in Petworth neighborhood of D.C.," 9 June 2019 From budget to aftercare, so many factors come into play when picking the best decking material for your home. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Best Deck Material for Your House," 22 May 2019 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

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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 How to pronounce aftercare (audio) \

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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