THE 12 week consultation by Cheshire West and Chester Council on the proposed closure of the respite and short stay beds in Líghtfoot Lodge, Hoole in September this year ends on Sunday (May 30).
The closure is said to be possible due to spare capacity in the council's community support centres.
On average almost 25% of all beds are claimed to be unoccupied on any one day.
The council says its planned new, 72 place centre at the former Woodfield School on Kingsway will meet the latest Care Quality Commission standards which includes all en-suite bedrooms and larger room sizes.
It would replace Lightfoot Lodge and Curzon House community support centres in Chester and Sutton Beeches in Ellesmere Port.
The state of the art facility will also have the latest health and safety features to combat infections and meet the most recent fire safety requirements including a mist system.
The new build will include six multi purpose units, each with 12 en-suite bedrooms, two of which will be for people with dementia, two for intermediate care and two for respite/short stay.
There will also be a 20 place day care facility for people with dementia and 12 bungalows in the grounds to offer homes for older people who need care and support.
Community facilities will also be provided.
Whilst the new build is being completed, the council is proposing that residents receive their care at Curzon House, Hallwood Court in Neston or Sutton Beeches.
There will also be an option for individuals to have places funded for them at an independent home of their choice or to use the council's family based care service.
The day care services at Lightfoot Lodge will remain until the new build is complete, or an alternative use is found for the site, possibly specialist housing for older people.
As part of the consultation, two public meetings have been held this month in Hoole.
Comments should be sent by May 30 to David Holman, Performance and Projects Officer on Floor 3, Goldsmith House, Hamilton Place, Chester CH1 1SE.
The council says views will be included in a report for councillors which will available to the public.
If the proposals are approved, there will be at least a further three month period before any changes take place, during which individual discussions will take place with anyone affected.