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)

Examples of aftercare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Infection can also occur if clients don't follow the proper aftercare, says Bray, which means keeping the area dry and staying out of the sun for about 10 days. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 25 May 2022 Ultimately, try to not go overboard with your piercing aftercare, because that could potentially case more irritation. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 25 Apr. 2022 Thankfully, the aftercare for tongue piercings isn't too complicated. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 25 Apr. 2022 Mental wellness company Nue Health, which offers ketamine therapy along with an app and virtual aftercare, has raised $23 million in a Series A round led by Obvious Ventures and Western Technology Investment. Mohana Ravindranath, STAT, 24 Apr. 2022 While safe, hygienic scarring practice and appropriate aftercare can prevent infection, Dr. Kim encourages understanding your personal and family medical history before pursuing scarification. Ashley Abramson, Allure, 30 Mar. 2022 Having surgery abroad is common for those looking to cut costs, as fat transfers can go for upward of $5,000 and does not include aftercare, some people have opted to undergo surgery abroad. Essence, 8 Feb. 2022 Indeed, the most difficult part of the procedure is the aftercare, during which patients aren’t allowed to sit for up to six weeks, giving the fat cells a chance to survive, which directly correlates to how the results will appear. Essence, 8 Feb. 2022 These organizations — from law enforcement agencies to advocates to people who help with aftercare of trafficking — are amazing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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14 Jun 2022

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“Aftercare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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