I'm in contact with my mom every day. It's really more for my piece of mind than hers
But she's in her early 80's, in a wheelchair, and until about a year and a half ago, lived 8 hours from me. Sometimes we have a longer conversation; other times its hi, how are you, how was your day, and so on. Although not so much now, as she's in a retirement community with plenty of people around her, and help, if need be, i still like to be in touch. I have a bit of anxiwty about it, and that helps. Before, she lived alone, in a "regular" neighborhood, so not as much help, so that plus distance, made we want to touch base each day.
Now, if i'm away, i don't. i might call every 2-3 days just to check in, but its quick.
on her side of the family, its me and her, and a couple of cousins, but we will only talk on th ephone every now and then, but email, social media etc.
my dad's family is all over the place, mostly on the west coast (I'm on the east) so its more FB adn so on.