CONSULTATION on the future of seven council-run old people's homes has just been completed.
But it will be several months before Kirklees social services chiefs make their final decision.
Kirklees Council's Cabinet member responsible for social services, Clr Dennis Hullock, said: "We will carefully consider the issues raised in the consultation when we prepare our proposals, which will be put forward in the early autumn."
Four new homes are being built in Kirklees and the council said money was available to construct more.
The seven homes at risk are The Homestead in Almondbury, Cherry Tree Court at Shepley, Greenacres in Meltham, Scissett Mount at Scissett, Ashworth Court and Westmoor House, both in Dewsbury, and Woodwell House at Batley.
Consultation on the homes began this year after the council said none of them met new standards and regulations.
The threatened homes could be rebuilt, sold or converted to other uses, such as day care.
Clr Hullock said the key aim in recent years had been to increase care services to help people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
But he added: "High-quality residential care will always be available as part of a wide choice of care and support services."