9902. Module 09 Discussion – Effects of Ageism Due to the increasing percentage of older adult clients in the U.S., it is imperative that healthcare providers assess and confront their own attitudes and perceptions toward older adults. In your initial post, address the following: Describe ageism and its impact on societal views of older adult clients. Explain how ageism can influence the healthcare provisions of older adult clients. As a healthcare provider, how can one best assess and confront attitudes, perceptions, behaviors, and biases toward older adults? Respond to at least one of your peers who has different perspectives than your own.