Definition of aftercare in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəkɛː/


[mass noun]
1Care of a patient after a stay in hospital or of a person on release from prison.
Example sentences
  • We studied a handful of services offered by programs, including aftercare, medical care, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
  • 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.
  • Prison treatment plus aftercare yielded the best outcome results at the centre, a finding that has now been replicated in other studies.
2Support or advice offered to a customer following the purchase of a product or service.
Example sentences
  • Many of the companies that offer hair relaxing kits also offer special aftercare products to help keep the newly relaxed hair soft and prevent dryness or damage.
  • They all promised to support the free aftercare campaign for the elderly.
  • Furthermore, those individuals that did purchase found that they received no aftercare service and in some cases had bought at hugely inflated prices and were unable to re-sell at a later stage.

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