Meet the Owners

Our Values and Expertise

Experience is important; this is especially the case when it comes to working with a caregiving agency. You want to be confident that any organization you work with can fulfill you or your loved one's needs. When you work with HomeCare Transitions, you can be certain that we will. We put our expertise to work for our clients on a daily basis. Our co-founders, Patricia D. Slayton, RN, MSN, ANP and Thomas J. Unger, ACSW, have more than 60 years of combined experience. Their extensive knowledge forms the bedrock of our company and enables us to provide attentive and compassionate care.

When you work with our caregiver agency, we want you to know that we will treat you or your loved one with warmth and respect on a daily basis. Offering a range of specialized and medical services, our locally owned and operated business treats you like family, ensuring that any plan we implement is tailored to your needs. We are committed to total transparency, as well as maintaining flexibility and affordability in everything we do.

We specialize in skilled care, case management, nursing supervision and oversight, and medication setups. If you believe that you or a loved one could benefit from our compassionate services, please reach out to us today to request a free in-home assessment. We'll provide you with flexible and affordable care that's personalized to match your particular requirements. As a compassionate agency, we always do our best to keep our services affordable; please note, however, that our company does not work with Medicare. If you'd like to take advantage of our services, reach out to us today; our staff members are available 24/7 to answer your questions, and we will gladly provide you with a free initial consultation.


In addition to offering care services, we also serve as a healthcare staffing agency, providing staffing services to assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing facilities, and hospitals. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our staffing solutions.

Patricia D. Slayton RN, MSN, ANP Co-Founder HomeCare Transitions.

Pat's entire professional life has been devoted to helping and healing. She began her career as the Calhoun County Public Health Nurse. This was Pat's first experience with home care, and the people and cases she encountered colored her view of health care from then out. She was convinced the value of care in the home, but also aware of the challenges to provide care well.

Pat served in many areas in the health care field before receiving her degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a Masters In Nursing in 1999 from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Pat is a Community Educator of Dementia Capable Care, teaching others about the disease and how to work with the challenges that the disease presents. This program also allows members of our community to become certified in Dementia Care.

Pat has had the opportunity to share her education and experience teaching and mentoring nursing students at Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Pat is also a successful entrepreneur having started and operated many businesses, and also assisting others with their business startups. In 1993, Pat and Thom Unger began Home Health Professionals, a pioneer in the field of home health care. She and Thom sold their business in 2005.

In 2013, Pat and Thom teamed up again to open HomeCare Transitions. A business built on a combined 65 years of experience in providing quality care in the home.

Pat and her husband Bill have been married for over 54 years, and have two sons.

Experience like this is very hard to come by. It's one more reason that you may trust HomeCare Transitions to care for your family.

Patricia D. Slayton RN, MSN, ANP Co-Founder HomeCare Transitions.

Thomas J. Unger Co-Founder HomeCare Transitions

"If ever there's a question as to what you should do, always do the very best thing you can for our client."

These are the words of Thomas J. Unger, Co-Founder and President/CEO of HomeCare Transitions, Battle Creek. More than words, they reflect his personal and professional philosophy, and form the foundation on which HomeCare Transitions was begun.

Thom Unger's service to the elderly and those in need began in 1986 when he helped develop creative housing solutions for seniors while with Village Green Management in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 1993, he co-founded Home Health Professionals Inc., a well-known private duty home care agency located in Battle Creek. Later, he served as Executive Director for Arcadia Healthcare, a national, publically traded company focused on the provision of homecare and medical staffing, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Returning to Battle Creek, Thom re-introduced Private Duty Services at Lifespan, Inc., in Battle Creek and elevated to Chief Operating Officer and finally Chief Executive Officer overseeing their continued growth. Thom assisted in the transition during Lifespan's acquisition by Bronson Health Care Group.

HomeCare Transitions was borne out of that breadth and depth of experience combined with a personal calling to serve those in need. The organization is family centered, based on personal and corporate integrity and family values.

"...always do the very best you can for our clients...and when in doubt, always do the right thing!"

Mr. Unger serves on the Policy Board of the Region 3B Area on Agency, now known as CareWell Services Southwest Michigan.

He and Victoria, his wife of thirty three years, have adopted two children, Benjamin, who was adopted from Guatemala and Juliana adopted from China.

Thomas J. Unger Co-Founder HomeCare Transitions