Even if you don't live close to elder parents you can be of help.
In our ever changing society it is quite possible that children will move far away from their parents. However, that does not mean children who do not live close cannot be of service in caring for their parents, according to the Flagstaff Business News in "How to Care for Loved Ones from Miles Away."
To provide long distance elder care, the most important thing is to stay informed about the situation and what the options are. This is because it is important to know what level of assistance an elderly family member needs.
Not all people in need of care need to go into nursing homes or some other facility to get the help they need. Some people would be much better off with home health care. Relatives who live far away can help figure out what the home health aide options are in the area in which the elderly relative lives.
Reference: Flagstaff Business News (March 18, 2018) "How to Care for Loved Ones from Miles Away."